(1834-1917) was a New York journalist.
Marble was born in Worchester
on November 16, 1835. He graduated from the University of Rochester
in 1855, at age 20. He joined the Boston Journal
and also became editor of the Traveller.
He moved to New York City
in 1858 and joined The Evening Post.
In 1859, he went to the Red River Valley
as The Evening Post's
correspondent. He contributed three papers on his journey, to Harper's Magazine.
He joined the New York World
upon its establishment in 1860; he became its proprietor
in 1862. He retired his editorial position in 1876. In 1885, he went to Europe
as a delegate to the Bi-Metallic Congress. He became president of the Manhattan Club in 1888. Marble died in England
on July 24, 1917 of old age at age 82.
New York World
The New York World
was formed in 1860. Marble became its proprietor
and editor in 1862. He turned it into a free-trade Democratic Journal. He vigorously opposed Horace Greeley
's presidential campaign in it. Marble's "World" building was not attacked during the New York City Draft Riots of 1863, unlike the Republican newspapers "The Tribune" and "The Times." He retired his position in 1876.
In 1864 the "World" was charged with fraud. It published forged communications from President Lincoln. Lincoln arrested Marble and placed the "World" under military guard. After three days, Marble was allowed to resume publication.
- Marble, Manton. A Secret Chapter of Political History. The Electoral Commission. The Truth Concerning Samuel J. Tilden, President, De Jure, Disclosed and Stated against Some False Representations of His Action, Advice and Conduct During the Winter of 1876-7. 1878.
- Marble, Manton. Fraser River. New York: Dexter & Brother and Ross & Tousey, 1858.
- Mercer, Alexander G., and Manton Marble. Bible Characters, Being Selections from Sermons of Alexander Gardiner Mercer, D.D. (1817-1882). New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1885.
- Marble, Manton, and Abraham Lincoln. Letter to Abraham Lincoln. New York: Priv. Print, 1867.
- Marble, Manton. To Red River & Beyond. S.l: s.n, 1860.
- Marble, Manton. Freedom of the Press Wantonly Violated: Letter of Mr. Marble to President Lincoln, Reappearance of the Journal of Commerce, Opinions of the Press on This Outrage. New York: s.n, 1864.
- Marble, Manton, and Abraham Lincoln. The Papers of Manton Marble. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1852.
- Marble, Manton. The Ancient and Modern Idea of a State. 1855.